Not bad. Looks a touch snug in the waist but everything else looks good. You planning on wearing it buttoned most of the time?
Didn't see this one before. It is your best one so far and better than the Italian stuffMy first and only A&S is also my favourite.
3 roll 2, db waistcoat and double pleated forward/inward trousers worn always with braces. Can work 12 hours on my desk without taking out the coat and be comfortable. It doesn't need to be neapolitan, it needs to be well cut. Side adjusted or belted trousers always slip down on me, no matter how tight.
EG 202 and Kiton rtw shirt, Drake's olive grenadine and pocket square.
View attachment 36293View attachment 36294View attachment 36295
What should I order next? Medium to light grey sharkskin?
Harrison's Oyster, Smith's Botany or H.Lesser 13oz?
Didn't see this one before. It is your best one so far and better than the Italian stuff
When did you have it made?
looks way less dopey than i thought it would. nice fit.
Glad you’re happy with this.
What were your nit picks? Would be good info if any of us are getting into MTM leathers to look out for.
I have a vague thought about getting a B-3 / Irvin type but with global warming it would be a low return on investment with very few wears per year.
We should make a running list of the makers and types of jacketsFirstly, there are at most ten really great mtm leather jacket makers out there. They all specialise in slightly different styles. If I wanted a shearling jacket, I wouldn’t go to Himmel Brothers and if I wanted a thick riding jacket I wouldn’t go to Thedi, for example. Going to the right maker for what you are looking for is probably half the battle.
I really can’t say enough positive things about the way Greg Field approaches making a jacket for you. He is like a monomaniacal fiend, constantly asking for more measurements and more photos to make sure it’s all perfect. He is really nice about it all, but his dedication is just insane. And he is a funny bugger with a real Scot sense of humor.
Johnson Leathers made their name in the seventies making jackets for the California Highway Patrol and other police agencies. They still make good, basic sturdy jackets. They don’t have a website to speak-of, but they will handle an order over email if you aren’t in San Francisco. The sky is limit as far as design, but it’s on you to communicate it. They will usually cut a new pattern for your jacket - not just modify sleeve and body length of an existing pattern. The key is the heavy cloth fit jacket they send you. Once you ok that, the jacket takes about two weeks to make.
is it tight zipped or just stiff?
agreedLooks good unzipped.
Looks a bit too snug - short and tight zipped up. If that’s the look you were going for then you’re in luck but it looks like it could have done with a bit of ‘growing room’ built in. Maybe I’m biased as my perfecto is so solid it’s three dimensional and sorta sits away from the body a bit, like a suit of armor!
is it tight zipped or just stiff?
out of curiosity any other things you'd change?The buckles are up at the waist, where you’d normally find adjusters on a traditional half- belt.
They might look a little better down by the opening (a la Lewis Leathers), but I like the function up higher. Not sure if I’d fuss with them often, but it’s nice to be able cinch it in just a little . If I was doing it all over I probably wouldn’t add them.
out of curiosity any other things you'd change?
and out of the two, which one do you like more?
oh i know you're happy. im just curious if you had to choose one or the other which one would you pick?I can’t find anything else I’d change on this. I’m still marvelling at stictching - the guy is a fucking laser-eyed robot. The grain on the Shinki hide is amazing, though the CXL will start to pop as well when it breaks in.
I like them both, thankfully. The Johnson is thick and heavy like a riding jacket, while the Field is mid-weight and just beautiful. Like a Land Rover and a Ferrari.
Field = Big Johnny Lobb jacket for Big Leather Daddies.oh i know you're happy. im just curious if you had to choose one or the other which one would you pick?
not a particular fan of that color combo but i dig the pant fit and suspenders
i like it. the fit looks great. admittedly i'm not a big waistband guy but it seems to work for him.I see those style of trousers are your calling card. It's quite peacocky for trousers in terms of structure.